Declaration of Official Results
The Chief Election Officer has made the Declaration of Official Election Results. The following are elected to Bowen Island Municipal Council.
Voter Turnout Statistics
The voter turnout is calculated by adding the number of registered electors and the new registrations (for each resident and non-resident property electors), and the total number of ballots cast. Based on these calculations, the voter turnout for Bowen Island was 56.9%.
On Saturday, October 15, 2022, the polls closed at 8:00 pm and we began to count the ballots, box by box. The results were posted here as each box was finished counting. When the count was finished, the Chief Election Officer announced the preliminary results.
Conditions of a recount
On the evening of the election, after the count, the Chief Election Officer announced the preliminary results. The official declaration of results was completed on Wednesday, October 19.
There are a number of circumstances where a recount of the ballots may happen:
- Upon the announcement of the preliminary results, if the difference in votes for a ballot is close (e.g. within a few ballots), a candidate may request the Chief Election Officer to recount the ballots. Informal recounts are approved at the discretion of the Chief Election Officer. If a recount is required, this is most likely to happen on the next business day.
- If there is a tie upon the official declaration of results, the Chief Election Officer must apply to the Provincial Court for a Judicial Recount.
- If a candidate, or an elector, has reason to believe votes were not correctly accepted or ballots were not correctly rejected, or that votes were not correctly calculated or accounted for, they may apply to the Provincial Court for a Judicial Recount.
Read Section 148 of the Local Government Act for information about Judicial Recounts